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MedSailors 18 – 35′s Skippered Sailing Holidays
Italy Sicily Route 2017

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing: Portorosa – Vulcano – Isola Filicudi – Salina – Stromboli – Panarea – Lipari – Portorosa

 

A sailing holiday with so much more! Set sail on an Italian adventure amongst UNESCO listed Aeolian Islands. Hike active volcanoes with black sand beaches and discover picture perfect ports. Offers the perfect balance of culture, sailing and exploration. Great for groups & solo travellers and couples wanting to meet new people.

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Earlybird Special – Save 5% off advertised prices, when you book & pay your sailing holiday by 28 Mar 2017. 
Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 13 Jan 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

Includes

• 6 Nights onboard yacht (max 8 guests)
• 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunches (B, L)
• All linen & end of week cleaning
• Learn to sail with your Skipper
• Paddleboard & snorkel equipment available
• IPod points

Highlights

• Hire a scooter or buggy on Lipari and Salina
• The best of Italian cuisine, from pasta to freshly caught seafood
• Hike to the top of two active volcanoes
• Snorkel some of the clearest water in the Med
• Go wine tasting in Salina – famous for the Malvasia grape
• Mud baths and hot springs on Vulcano Island
• Panarea’s laid back nightlife and striking sunsets
• Daily swim stops in the Aeolian Sea

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Code: 2017-NT-MSISR
Departures
Premier PlusCatamaran
Sep 021,2291,377
Sep 091,1181,252
Sep 161,1181,252
Sep 231,1181,252
Sep 301,0111,132
Oct 071,0111,132

Premier Plus Yachts - 2010- 2016
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Visitor & Port Taxes approx £65 per person
Vessel charter available on request

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Earlybird Special – Save 5% off advertised prices, when you book & pay your sailing holiday by 28 Mar 2017. 
Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 13 Jan 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Portorosa – Vulcano

Perfectly placed to start your Aeolian adventure, Portorosa is located close to Milazzo where all airport connections disembark; from here it’s a short hop to the marina. Take a refreshing swim at the nearby beach, stock up on drinks and take a last moment to relax before the adventure begins. The first of two active volcanoes we encounter on this trip, Vulcano is well known for its sulphur rich mud baths and smoking fumaroles. The lunar landscape echoes the last eruption in 1890, with soft black sand beaches dotted around the shore. Walk up to the main crater and witness the astonishing views of the sea.

Day 2, Sunday: Vulcano – Isola Filicudi

The most isolated of the islands, Filicudi is known for its wild, natural beauty and untouched sea grottos. Now inactive, this was the first of the Aeolian volcanoes to emerge from the sea and offers panoramic walking paths. The rocky shores are a beachcomber’s dream and the top spot to spend the evening, enjoying a beach party and BBQ under the stars. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Isola Filicudi – Salina

Instantly recognisable by its twin peaks, Salina is a green, fertile island that is famous for the production of the local sweet wine Malvasia. Wind your way around the lush landscape on a scooter to sample the local vintage, before heading back to town for a signature Italian treat, refreshing granita. At sunset you can admire the view towards smouldering Stromboli in the distance. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Salina – Stromboli

Early this morning we make our way to the most active volcano in Europe. Pack your hiking shoes to join a tour to the tip of the crater, the gentle rumbling beneath your feet hinting at what lies beneath. Sunset invites the full spectacle, with bursts of lava on show! For the less adventurous, secluded sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkelling. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Stromboli – Panarea

The most beautiful of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea impresses on every level. Popular amongst the yachting elite, expect delicious seafood, boutique shops and the perfect setting for sunset cocktails. A short ride away is Cala Junco, a secluded bay ideally situated for a tranquil afternoon, and nearby Lisca Bianca’s multi coloured rocky shores offer hidden coves and bubbling sea springs. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Panarea – Lipari

Our week ends on a high as we head into Lipari, the biggest port on the route. A trip around the island by scooter lets you explore the white washed villages and admire the breathtaking views of the other islands. Cast a last glimpse at the smouldering peaks of this UNESCO Heritage listed archipelago and celebrate the best of Italy with your friends. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Lipari – Portorosa

After a slow start and a refreshing swim, we will head to a secluded bay for a last snorkel and delicious lunch. Arriving in Portorosa at a leisurely pace, you will leave your yacht with happy memories and ready to explore mainland Sicily, from glorious Mount Etna to historic and picturesque Palermo. (B, L)

 

TIPS & INFO

MORE SAILING OPTIONS

WEEKLY BUDGET

BYO
No big bar tabs at the end of your trip as you can bring your own food & drinks on board your yacht free of charge with the unique BYO policy!

CROATIA DISCOVERY (from Trogir return)
Includes Šešula, Vis, Gradina Bay, Hvar, Stari Grad, Bol
Explore Vis, Party in Hvar, Watersports in Bol, Visit Stari Grad – one of the oldest towns in Europe, MedSailors Yacht Race
Priced from $995 per person

Daily Spend
You’ll need approx $50 – $60 (€35-€40) a day for dinner & drinks.

Food 
You’ll be spoilt for choice! As well as traditional Italian cuisine, fresh seafood & meats, there are also late-night pizza slices and gelato on offer – something for everyone!

CROATIA VOYAGER (One Ways)
Trogir – Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik – Trogir
Explore Mljet, Party in Hvar, See Korčula,
Discover majestic Dubrovnik Old Town,
MedSailors Yacht Race
Priced from $995 per person

WEATHER CONDITIONS
The above itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions.

GREECE (from Athens return)
Includes Perdika, Ermioni, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Agistri
Explore Ancient Athens, Sunset in Hydra, Scooter around Spetses, Walkboarding & parasailing in Poros, MedSailors Yacht Race
Priced from $975 per person

OPTIONAL EXTRA’S
• Scooter Hire €15
• Mud Bath €2
• Stromboli Hike €25
Book & pay onboard

TURKEY (from Fethiye return)
Includes Karacaoren, Kas, Kalkan, Cold Water Bay, Gocek, Skopea Limani Bays
Paraglide over Oludinez, Swim in clear turquoise seas, Relax in a Turkish Bath at Fethiye, Explore the Saklikent Gorge,
MedSailors Yacht Race
Priced from $1,070 per person

 

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Premier Plus yachts are perfect for those looking for a yacht holiday a cut above the rest. Typically launched between 2010 and 2016, they are a similar size and layout to the Premier range but offer a more modern and sleek design.

 Catamarans are ideal for those who want to experience the ultimate in yachting life. With a large deck space and living area, they offer modern, spacious surroundings with a touch of luxury.

 

 

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